FedEx Ground orders 120 Xos EV trucks

US Class 5 to Class 8 commercial electric van manufacturers Xos Inc has announced FedEx Ground has ordered 120 electric vans for 35 of its operators in five states in the US.

The new vans will be delivered to the operators in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas in the fourth financial quarter of the year. Discussions with FedEx are continuing about selling the logistics giant more zero emissions vans across these and other states are continuing.

“Working with FedEx Ground operators, who operate every day within FedEx’s global delivery and logistics network, both validates our business model and our innovative, cost-efficient, zero emission and operationally ready products, which are tailored for commercial fleets focusing on last-mile delivery,” said Dakota Semler, Xos’ Co-Founder and CEO. “We are pleased to support the electrification of FedEx’s medium duty pickup-and-delivery fleet across several U.S. states as FedEx continues to advance sustainability efforts and work toward achieving carbon emissions goals across its global business. We are thrilled with our current FedEx Ground relationships and look forward to expanding them further among the 4,000 FedEx Ground operators who support the FedEx network.”

“We are delighted to provide our FedEx Ground customers with our best-in-class electric trucks. We look forward to continuing to support them in meeting their site infrastructure and charging needs at vehicle depots in addition to offering Fleet-as-a-Service and financing alternatives to streamline their purchasing, maintenance, and operating experience,” said Gio Sordoni, Xos’ Co-Founder and COO.